Aberdeen and Motherwell have both got tough ties in the third round of Europa League qualifying to look forward to, should they progress past their second round opponents.

The Dons will travel to Portugal for a glamour tie with Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon whilst the Steelmen face KF Laci of Albania or Hapoel Beer-Sheva of Israel away from home.

Tough ties for Motherwell and Aberdeen. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Managers Derek McInnes and Stephen Robinson found out their second qualifying round fate 24 previous to this draw. Aberdeen were handed a tough trip to face Viking of Norway whilst it’s another Northern Irish side for Motherwell, this time travelling to away to face Coleraine.

Both sides were seeded for the second round draw so will be fancied to progress past their respective sides. That wasn’t the case for the third round draw and should they beat their round two opponents, they’ll both come up against strong European sides.

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Sporting Lisbon await Aberdeen in Portugal, a team who aren’t strangers to Champions League football, reaching the knockout stages of this competition seven times since the 2010/11 season.

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Glamour tie for Dons. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Motherwell arguably have an easier task, facing Albanian side Laci or Hapoel Beer-Sheva of Israel, the latter facing Celtic in European competition recently. None of these two teams will provide a free pass for the Well should they get to face them, however.

Both ties will be played on September 24.

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